Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Scaramouche starts off when Andre-Louis Moreau vows revenge after his best friend was killed in a mockery of a duel by an arrogant nobleman, Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr. With his courage, intelligence and quick wit, Moreau excels as a skilled dramatic actor, a scenario writer, a fencing master, a lawyer, a passionate orator and eventually as a politician, and throughout this he keeps on upsetting the aristocratic Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr in his pursuits. During all this time, the expectation towards the final confrontation between these two men builds up until it is finally settled in an unexpected way. However, being a man who can fight equally well with his sword, his mind, his pen, as well as his mouth, Moreau stays true to his morality and does not allow his quest to destroy the nobleman cloud his judgement as the world around him spirals into total chaos, testing his human character and spirit to the utmost. Filled with exciting swashbuckling action and adventure, duels, romance, intrigue and politics, Scaramouche remains one of the most stimulating and engaging historical action-adventure novels ever written.